Skip to comments.Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class
Posted on 06/29/2011 4:16:16 PM PDT by nerdwithagun
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Malaysia Airlines has already banned infants from the first class cabins on its Boeing 747-400 jets.
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“I’m Jeffrey...I’m five years old....”
How about airlines having special family flights, so they can keep all the screaming seat-kickers on a plane to themselves
Can you imagine the outrage if an American airline announced this? The Asians tend to be more sensible about this kind of thing. Stick the little buggers in the cargo hold, I say.
With a bottle, of course.
I don’t see any problem with this. Babies and young children on a plane are often a nuisance, and there’s not much that can be done about it, even with the best of intentions. Personally, I make every effort not to fly with babies; the last time was 2003, and he was only a moderate pain.
Passengers who are willing to pay extra to get away from children should be able to.
while we're at it, TAX any frequent flyer miles that a business allows its business men to use..... its income, plain and simple...and it should be taxed like income...
BABIES are OUR future.....and I'd much rather listen and look at them then listen to, smell, and feel the farts,coughs,sneezes,throat clearing,nose blowing,loud banter of many adult passengers....
Back under you rock babe
CHILLAXIN' FREERIDER PING
:-) <——approving smile from someone who uses miles to get upgrades on long flights halfway around the world and gets quite irritated when someone with a squalling kid plops down right behind me.
Yep...and in the future, when they're all grown up, I won't have a problem with them sitting in Business Class.
But for now, they sometimes scream for seven or eight hours of a fourteen-hour flight and that's just annoying.
I think you can file this in s nice comfy place where the sun doesn't shine.
But thats just my personal opinion.
I'll be the one waving to Ya in Bidness Class...as you amble back to steerage...Buh-bye!
FReepmail me for a simple kit that will connect in a deep emotional way with flatulence.
I wouldn’t mind having that lounge in my living room, but on a plane, I’m so doped with Dramamine that I wouldn’t notice an entire flock of Imams sacrificing goats in the aisle, much less a crying baby.
We’ll sign you up for the special family flights then
A crying baby is not a brat, but a helpless being experiencing misery through no fault of his own. Many plane trips with infants could be avoided, and for those that are necessary (such as family moves across the ocean ;-), exclusion from first class is reasonable. The family of an unhappy baby is going to have a ghastly flight no matter where they sit, so they might as well get the cheap seats.
It’s better that you don’t notice the Imam’s, either, because there is an on-board entertainment fee, like the fee for the headphones to watch the remake of Earnest Goes To Camp. And fresh halal goat meat isn’t a bargain, even if it is duty free.
LOL! We used to have a guy living next door who was a Palestinian Arab from Jerusalem. He got hallal lamb and goat from a farm in South Carolina. Great barbecues at their place!
Last time I saw a movie on a flight (Amsterdam to Orlando, loaded with Euros going to Disney World, speaking of raucous children), it was “Moulin Rouge!” dubbed into French with Dutch subtitles. It was still awful, even through the Dramamine haze in two languages I barely understand.
If that person consumed Squantosâ chili, I suspect the farter also singed the seat. ;-)
Why not first class AND business class? No kids in business class, it’s kind of clear what class business class is for.
You fly with Eaker ?
Flying would be a lot more tolerable if parents knew how to be parents and taught kids to be civil. Screaming babies can’t help themselves but the little booger pickers who mouth off because they know their parents won’t touch them and want to be friends with them are the problem.
Hey I am all for including the ability to keep fat gassy adults out of first class as well. Or at least have an airtight section for them. I also am for being able to fly without having people bother you wanting to talk to you when you don’t really feel like it.
Why do you hold it against people that aren’t related to you not wanting to endure a screaming baby if they don’t want to by paying extra for it to be in a section of the plane that is baby or kicking-seat-child free?
I agree. Flying bothers their ears and it is a miserable experience for the little ones all around.
I *still* hear the story about how my parents took me on a plane from Florida to Virginia to meet my grandparents when I was three months old and I pretty much fussed and hollered the whole way. I'm sure I made that flight hell for a lot of people. (In economy class, BTW. ;-))
But I've been paid back for that in full. LOL
God bless you dear...amen
Too many whining sour pusses here either childless or too old and crabby for knocking boots
I love kids and babies and the women who responsibly make them babies..hot dog!
I do dislike hipster sissy parents who let junior run all over them and others
Not my big brood...they know I will light them up..our if they really piss off mommy she’ll vault over that seat and smack em and pull their hair
Those people were already scheduled for surgery...weren’t my fault....:o)
As to thus baby in first class issue... Want to bet Angelina an her Jolle linoleum lizards would be told such ?
Nice bowl of chili is a good idea this weekend... Thanks for the reminder Verity !
Not since she got the new broom!
The envy leaked out of my monitor and made a mess on my desk!
Oh crap.... She must be out of reach err contact ?
Oh, and I may have been high once but never mighy,
Yes, Eaker's gossamer fairy wings just can't keep up anymore.
You back in conus for the 4th young lady ?
Heavy duty camo gossamer.
Yep! In fact, I had lunch with Eaker and his lovely wife today.
Well good deal.... Any day with the Eaker Tribe has to be a good day....
Glad yer back.
And what a yummy lunch it was.
>>> Never travelled in first class, but if I did I think I would preffer not listening to a screaming baby.
Misplaced priorities. The immediate and urgent problem is to get rid of the ugly people and slobs from the First Class spaces. The airline ads only show distinguished handsome men and beautiful stylish women served by smiling flight crews. Make them keep their promise.
Congratulations on being back in civilization, er, I mean Houston *snicker*. Seaman Anoreth is due in from the Left Coast on Saturday evening, after a top secret cruise to (we think) South America. Spanish-speaking places with tropical birds.
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